Release Notes - Crunchy PostgreSQL 9.6.3-0


Crunchy Data is pleased to announce the release of updated packages for Crunchy PostgreSQL 9.6.3, a trusted open source distribution of PostgreSQL 9.6. In addition, a few Crunchy tools have been updated.

The update of Crunchy PostgreSQL 9.6.3-0 includes:

The update of Crunchy Tools includes: Individual package details can be found below.


Crunchy PostgreSQL 9.6.3-0 includes:

PostgreSQL 9.6.3-0

Security Fixes: Notable Fixes: Important Notes:

PGJDBC 42.0.0-0

Notable Fixes and Refactoring: Notable Features:

PGJDBC 42.1.0-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Features:

PGJDBC 42.1.1-0

Notable Fixes:

PgAudit set User 1.2.0-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Features:

PgAudit set User 1.3.0-0

Notable Features:

PL/R 8.3.0.17

PL/R is a loadable procedural language that enables you to write PostgreSQL functions and triggers in the R programming language. PL/R offers most (if not all) of the capabilities a function writer has in the R language.

Notable Fixes and Features:


The update of Crunchy Tools includes:

Crunchy Backrest 1.13-0

IMPORTANT NOTE: The new implementation of asynchronous archiving no longer copies WAL to a separate queue. If there is any WAL left over in the old queue after upgrading to 1.13, it will be abandoned and not pushed to the repository.

To prevent this outcome, stop archiving by setting archive_command = false. Next, drain the async queue by running pgbackrest --stanza=[stanza-name] archive-push and wait for the process to complete. Check that the queue in [spool-path]/archive/[stanza-name]/out is empty. Finally, install 1.13 and restore the original archive_command.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The stanza-create command is not longer optional and must be executed before backup or archiving can be performed on a new stanza. Pre-existing stanzas do not require stanza-create to be executed.

Notable Fixes:

Notable Features: Notable Refactoring:

Crunchy Backrest 1.14-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Refactoring:

Crunchy Backrest 1.15-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Refactoring:

Crunchy Backrest 1.16-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Refactoring:

Crunchy Backrest 1.17-0

Notable Fixes:

Crunchy Backrest 1.18-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Features: Notable Refactoring:

PgPool 3.6.2-0

Notable Fixes:

PgPool 3.6.3-0

Notable Fixes:

PGAdmin4 1.4.0-0

Notable Fixes: Notable Features:


If you have any questions regarding this release, or should you need assistance or advice in upgrading, contact Crunchy Support by email at support@crunchydata.com or by phone at (843) 737-6254.